I'm dealing with the same issues as everyone else across the US.
Although the CDC is now saying these were guidelines, not law, the data was bad not based on evidenced-based science; they opened a Pandora’s box for both politicians and insurance companies.
If a doctor prescribes over a certain limit, the DEA will red flag the practice and it gives insurance companies a reason to deny coverage.
There are practices that no matter what the diagnosis will only prescribe 40 MME’s.
How does that make sense?
All painful conditions are not equivalent!
Why? Because there’s a segment of society that does not value life and will inject anything into their bodies knowing that they could die!
Yesterday, I read a news article about 3 hospital admissions due to IV injection of wasp poison and methamphetamine combo.
The government is imposing guidelines on legitimate chronic pain patients to prevent these drug addicts from killing themselves.
Their parents go to DC. appealing to our government to stop the deaths yet they often leave out the ugly side of the death. I’m sure their child may have had a future and looked sweet at 12 years old. By the time they died at 19-30 years old, that potential was gone and take away all the prescription drugs on the market, they will find another chemical to shoot into their veins!